featuring works by Yana Novotorova, Philine Herrlein & Diana Treder und Paula Pau & Igor Meneses
Small stage & Studio 6
06.05.2020 – 07.05.2020

The platform for up-and-coming North Rhine-Westphalian artists features their first own works and projects of young regional dance creatives.
On the backdrop of global energy resource exhaustion, Yana Novotorova, Philine Herrlein and Diana Treder’s production “Recircling” examines the term energy as seen from different perspectives. In this, the ZZT – the Cologne Centre for Contemporary Dance – graduates concentrate on a dance and choreography debate with the principles of self-renewing energies. The simplest movement principle, encapsulating replenishable energy generation such as wind energy or hydro energy, is represented in the circle. With the circle motif on repeat, a re-circling, the performative exploration project seeks to find ways of uncovering this principle in the human body as well as in choreographic structure.
In “Eminent Arrival”, Paula Pau and Igor Meneses ask how marginalised bodies may act towards principles of faith. Therefore, they consider dance forms and how they appear in the religious practice of their own biological families, but also how they relate to non-privileged socio-economic conditions. The dancers, both currently enrolled at the Folkwang University of the Arts, create a physical state which incorporates, based on movement analysis and rhythmic study, intense movement and ritual aspects. Leaving space for emotions and poetry.

Duration: 60 min.

Accompanying programme
Thu 07.05. talk afterwards


“Eminent Arrival” Concept, performance: Paula Pau, Igor Meneses. “Recircling” Concept: Yana Novotorova, Philine Herrlein; Performance: Diana Treder, Yana Novotorova, Philine Herrlein.
The research project “Recircling” is funded by a international scholarship of Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen; a residency at ZAIK / Quartier am Hafen as well as by TOR 28. Now & Next is funded by Kulturamt der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf.